Man arrested in mobile home park double shooting

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FORT WAYNE, IND. (WANE) — When Fort Wayne police responded to a double shooting at the West Washington Road mobile home park, the male victim told the officer “Fatir shot me.

“She should have just given Fatir his phone because that is what he wanted,” the male victim told police, according to court documents said.

Fatir Muhammad, 53, was charged Monday with two counts of attempted murder and burglary.  He was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $125,000 bail and has a court hearing Monday.

Muhammad was arrested around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, without incident, Fort Wayne police said Monday.

The woman called dispatch after 8 a.m. Dec. 14 to say her ex-boyfriend was shooting people in the home and at least two people were shot, court documents said. 

Muhammad had left his cell phone in the female caller’s car the previous day, according to the probable cause affidavit written by homicide detective Ben MacDonald.

The female victim who was shot in the chest and throat and arrived at the hospital in life threatening condition, stated that Muhammad walked into the trailer uninvited, was rude with her and confronted her about the cell phone.

She asked Muhammad to go outside to talk about the cell phone, but he refused. He removed his hand from his jacket and pointed a handgun at her, court documents said.

The female witness said she yelled at Muhammad to put the gun away while she was trying to hide in the kitchen. Muhammad then pointed the gun at the man who was sitting on the couch and fired, then fired at the female victim. The man suffered a wound to the chest, but was deemed in non-life threatening condition, court documents said.

Witnesses outside the mobile home said Muhammad arrived in a gold Cadillac and got out wearing a black top and black stocking hat. He started banging on the trailer’s window, then went inside.

Homicide detectives got surveillance video at the Executive Inn in the 1400 block of West Washington Center Road, east of the mobile home park where Muhammad was staying.

The surveillance showed Muhammad leaving the inn around 8 a.m. He then returned at 8:30 a.m., went to his room, leaving again. A gold Cadillac left around the same time, court documents said.

The owner of the gold Cadillac told homicide detective Brian Martin that Muhammad asked him if he could use his car. The car owner said he was sitting in a woman’s car when she got a phone call.

“Oh s—, Fatir just shot two people,” she told the Cadillac owner.

When Muhammad returned to the Executive Inn, he advised the Cadillac owner “not to drive it right now,” court documents said.                                

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